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Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

Without a doubt, the most popular tent this year at Top Gun belonged to P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and Warbird Alley is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew set up our home base! This year, P.J. had three huge tents to house all the models […]
15 Building Tips To Maximize Your Workshop Time

15 Building Tips To Maximize Your Workshop Time

Regardless of the type of model you want to create, there are many similar building tasks and assembly techniques. Here are some of basics that I’ve used over the years, which will help you speed up your builds and improve your skills. And remember, a workshop is what you make it: A basic folding table […]
RotoFlow Fuel Systems — No Maintenance Required

RotoFlow Fuel Systems — No Maintenance Required

RC Fuel Tanks haven’t changed in decades and we all deal with the same old problems of leaks and misplaced clunks after a hard landing! On the market now for a couple of years, the RotoFlow Fuel system from JL power Products is truly revolutionary with its internal “clunkless” design. I have have one installed […]
Road to Top Gun: Mike Barbee’s  King Air C-90 — Update!

Road to Top Gun: Mike Barbee’s King Air C-90 — Update!

Over this past weekend we saw that long time Top Gun competitor Mike Barbee successfully test flew his new King Air C-90. This electric powered twin is amazing and it is very difficult to tell it from the full-size aircraft. Congratulations Mike, see you in a few more weeks! (Photos by Jenni Aldeman). If you’ve […]
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Top Gun  Will Berninger’s T-34C Mentor

Top Gun Will Berninger’s T-34C Mentor

Competing for his second time at Top Gun, Will Berninger will be flying in the Pro Am Pro Prop class with his 117 inch Raytheon (Beechcraft) T-34C Mentor. Will purchased the T-34C in 2014 from champion scale builder and flier Mike Barbee of Columbus Ohio. Will competed with it at the 2014 Scale Nationals and […]
Top Gun Roger Niolet’s Nieuport 28 C.1

Top Gun Roger Niolet’s Nieuport 28 C.1

Involved with RC nearly all his life, Roger Niolet from Sarasota FL have been involved in competition flying RC airplanes for the last 10 years. This year Roger will again be flying his Nieuport 28 C.1 as a Team Scale entry. The builder of the Nieuport is David Barry worked very hard to build and […]
Top Gun Brian Blois’ F-16C Fighting Falcon

Top Gun Brian Blois’ F-16C Fighting Falcon

Flying RC since he was 10, Brian Blois from Winter Park, CO  will be competing for the first time at Top Gun and will fly his BVM PNP F-16C 1/6-scale F-16C painted in the Alaska Air National Guard “Aggressor” scheme. Brian believes it’s a perfect candidate for competition in the X Class. Brian enjoys many […]
Top Gun Robert Russ’ 46% Pitts Special

Top Gun Robert Russ’ 46% Pitts Special

Who says Top Gun is only for warbirds? This 46% Pitts Special called “The Red Eagle” is the handy work of Robert Russ from Center Hill, Florida, and it is certainly not just a “Target”! Competing in the Expert class, Robert built the big Pitts from an EMHW S1-S kit and made into a S1T. It is powered by […]
Top Gun Fernando Bellegarde’s Mitchell PBJ-1J

Top Gun Fernando Bellegarde’s Mitchell PBJ-1J

Built from a Ziroli B-25 plans and enlarged to 118 inch wingspan, this US Navy/Marines PBJ – 1J is the work of Fernando Bellegarde who will be flying in the Pro-Sport class. Using two DLE 40cc gas engines for power, the PBJ has robart retracts,Sierra scale wheel wheels and carries 22 servos. It has a functional […]
Top Gun Jamie Fiffles’ Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Top Gun Jamie Fiffles’ Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Jaime Fiffles is once again making his trek from Los Angeles to Lakeland FL to compete at Top Gun. This year he will be flying in Expert with his 1/4-scale F4U Corsair which spans 122 inches. Scratch built from Don Smith plans Jaime’s aircraft is all wood, with detailed rivet and panel lines. It is […]
Road to Top Gun — Rogerio Araujo’s Brazilian P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Rogerio Araujo’s Brazilian P-47 Thunderbolt

Team Brazil will be in full force at Paradise Field this year. Our good friend and Brazilian flying buddy Rogerio Araujo is coming to Top Gun with a new entry this year in the form of his P-47 dressed in Brazilian Air Force. Used in the European Theater of Operations, Italy during 1944 – 1945. […]
Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas’ Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas’ Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

2017 will be Steve Thomas’ 14th year as a Top Gun competitor, so it’s obvious that he clearly enjoys the challenge of competing is this international arena.  For this year’s scale invitation, Steve will be flying  in Pro-Am Prop class. He’ll be competing with his nicely done Glenn Torrance Models Fokker 1/3-scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane. […]
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